New opportunities in the use of endovascular methods of recanalization in the management of ischemic stroke

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Currently, there is a limited number of treatments for ischemic stroke. Intravenous thrombolytic therapy is the most effective method. However, its efficacy is very low in the case of stroke caused by occlusion of large intracranial arteries. Previous studies of endovascular recanalization methods in the treatment of stroke, particularly randomized controlled trials (RCTs), such as IMS-3, SYNTHESIS Expansion, and MR RESCUE, have shown negative results. The results of other RCTs (MR CLEAN, ESCAPE, EXTEND-IA, SWIFT PRIME, and REVASCAT) published in 2015 have shown that, in the case of careful selection of patients with verified occlusion of large intracranial arteries, endovascular recanalization significantly improves stroke outcomes.

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M. A. Kutlubaev

G.G. Kuvatov’s Republican Clinical Hospital

Author for correspondence.
Russian Federation, Ufa

L. R. Akhmadeeva

Bashkir State Medical University

Russian Federation, Ufa


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